Day in history for September 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
All those who want small flags for decorating their teams on Sept. 6 for the Democratic Rally can now get them at The Argus office. Price, 20 cents each, or six for a dollar.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The party at the home of J.H. Adler of the firm of Kohn and Adler, in honor of the double betrothel of Louis Kohn and Miss Rena Mosenfelder and Isaac Rosenfield and Miss Lizzie Adler, was one of the social events of the season.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''The Minister's Son'' will open the season at the Illinois Theater tomorrow night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Miss Ruth L. Pearson, now dean of women at Augustana College, and the Rev. Conrad Bergendoff, new dean of the theological seminary, have arrived in Rock Island in preparation for the opening of school, Sept. 8.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island County officials plan a court fight to shut down the Tri-City Rendering Works, near Coal Valley, which they blame for water pollution that has killed fish in Rock River.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The lure of travel and an interest in history and politics has drawn Helen Johnson, Moline, a retired teacher, to adventures in 56 countries. Most interesting to her are the observations and insights she has gained into different cultures, things not mentioned in tour booklets.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A large and splendid new safe has been hauled out to Young Brothers store in Camden to replace the old one, which recently was robbed.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The salary of Mayor Blaning was raised to $1,000 by the Rock Island City Council.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the most intensive cleanup campaigns ever conducted.
1939 -- 75 years ago: According to Forecaster Truman Shipman, April weather has been six and one-half degrees below normal with an all-time low for any April 12 established when the mercury slipped down to 22 degrees.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education discussed the planned addition to the high school until nearly midnight last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: April 13, 53 of the top spellers from Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry counties spelling bees came together at Augustana College to compete in the Ninth Annual Regional Spelling Bee.






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